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Monday 20 February 2017 loc: GB

Champagne

Hawes: ‘English Champagne unlikely in the extreme’

A post-Brexit flood of ‘English Champagne’ into the EU is “unlikely in the extreme”, Andrew Hawes, chairman of the UK Champagne Agents’ Association, has stated.

Monday, February 20th, 2017 No Comments »

The week in pictures

A week of firsts: North South Wines’ inaugural tasting, Lidl’s first tasting of the year and Paolozzi’s London debut all washed down with Taittinger at the BAFTAs and Lanson at The Five Fields.

Friday, February 17th, 2017 No Comments »

Brexit an opportunity for NZ Méthode Marlborough

The UK’s vote to leave the EU could offer an opportunity for New Zealand’s Méthode Marlborough sparkling wine, with import taxes likely to reduce as Champagne becomes more expensive, says winemaker Daniel Le Brun.

Friday, February 17th, 2017 2 Comments »

Heidsieck’s Cuvée Champagne Charlie ‘will come back’

Under EPI ownership, Charles Heidsieck is planning to resurrect its prestige cuvée called Champagne Charlie, which was axed in 1985 when Rémy Martin bought the brand.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 3 Comments »

WSTA warns of Prosecco price hike

The WSTA has warned that the cost of a bottle of Prosecco could go up by 59 pence and Champagne by as much as a £1 in the UK next year.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 1 Comment »

Champagne Rothschild aims for 30% growth in China

Champagne Barons de Rothschild is aiming for 30% sales growth in Mainland China and Hong Kong this year as it expands its on-trade distribution channels, according to managing director, Frédéric Mairesse.

Monday, February 13th, 2017 No Comments »

L’Imperatrice announces annual portfolio tasting

A number of top producers will be in Hong Kong for L’Imperatrice’s annual portfolio tasting next month, including Anne Gros, Benjamin Leroux and Remy Poisot.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 No Comments »

‘Treasure trove’ of fine wine on sale in NYC

Auction house Sotheby’s is to offer a “treasure trove” of “iconic” labels worth over $2 million in New York later this month.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 No Comments »

Ex-Artesian pair join new Singapore venture

Roman Foltán and Carla Davina Soares, formerly of London’s Artesian Bar have headed east to launch a new gin-focused bar, Atlas, in Singapore.

Monday, February 6th, 2017 No Comments »

The Comité Champagne’s London tasting gets new name and novel venue

Following news broken by db this week that the Comité Champagne is to reinstate its London tasting, we can now reveal that the event has a new name and content, and it will be held in a novel venue.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 3 Comments »

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